Stephanie K. Clark (and hi)

I have been gone from this space for far too long, friends. I’ve been busy? Summertime? I don’t know, the point is that I miss being here and I want to be here more. To start, I want to share the extraordinary work of Stephanie K. Clark. I came across this article about her embroidered homes and you know I can’t resist beautiful embroidery. Take a look:

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I love the colors, delicate details, and  use of shadows in her series of dwellings. They work together to tell a story. In her own words:

I consider myself a painter and I paint with thread.  The process of transforming string into art struck me as something visually stimulating with complex simplicity.

The idea of using embroidery permeates the feelings of my grandma’s home and the embroidery skills she has passed down to me.  With that, I use embroidery to create the domestic feel to tell the story of life in the home and family. 

Check out her website with more of her work here.

Emeralds

emeraldPantone announced their choice for 2013’s Color of the Year was Emerald, describing it as

“Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty 

                                       that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”.

In that spirit, I did a little round-up of jewelry featuring emeralds. Some of it is dainty, some of it is over the top. All of it is lively, radiant, and lush.

emeralds1. Blanca Monros Gomez//2. Lana//3. Two Feathers NY//4. Ross Simons//

5. Erie Basin//6. Jennifer Meyer//7. Gems out of Africa//8. Carla Caruso

 

I’m Married!

Oh, hello there. I’d like to (re)introduce myself as Makayla Mota! The Quail and I tied the knot on Saturday, September 17th. It was magical, sincere, sweet, romantic and so much more. I am so lucky to have found him and so proud to finally call him my husband. I’d like to share more photos and details when we get everything back from our photographer, but I couldn’t resist sharing this lovely shot above.*

Much more to come!

*Photo by Vera Galvez